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March 2014

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz, also known as the “Love Stone,” is one of my favorite crystals. I have it tucked away in many corners of my home and business. More than just a pretty pink rock, it is beneficial to both people and their pets.

What Is Rose Quartz?

Rose Quartz is a member of the quartz family. All quartz is silicon dioxide and its color comes from traces of iron, manganese, and/or titanium. It has a Mohs hardness of 7, which means you can safely get it wet. Rose Quartz is associated with the Heart Chakra and is a water element. The astrological signs it is paired with are Taurus and Libra.

History of Rose Quartz

The Ancient Greeks believed that the God Eros created Rose Quartz in the hopes that is would ease heartache. Rose Quartz beads have been found that date back to 7000 BC.  In 800-600 BC, the Assyrians and Romans used it in jewelry and as official seals. Ancient Egyptians believed Rose Quartz prevented aging.

Properties of Rose Quartz

It promotes unconditional love and trust in relationships. Meditating with Rose Quartz opens the heart chakra for self-love, self-worth, and peace. It dispels environmental negativity. Its gentle energies help release stress and tension. I find that it enriches the calm, spa environment I strive for, whether it is my mobile grooming salon or at Hands And Paws-Reiki For All (my wellness center for people and their pets in New Milford, CT.)

Rose Quartz may strengthen the heart and circulatory system, reduce high blood pressure, heal chest, lung and kidney ailments, and alleviate vertigo. It is a good choice when used in conjunction with medical or veterinary recommendations.


How To Use Rose Quartz

You can place raw chunks of Rose Quartz on top of windowsills, bookshelves, and tabletops. I put a larger piece into the tub when I bathe my pets as well as client pets. Put tumbled stones into a water pitcher and let it sit overnight. Use that water (minus the stones) when you fill your pets water bowls in the morning.  You can drink the water as well. I add a small tumbled stone to shampoo, conditioners, and other topical products. Rose Quartz can be added to your pet’s collars and necklaces. All of my dogs wear a necklace made from crystals. (Yes, I do make custom necklaces and other therapeutic jewelry for both people and pets.)


Are There Any Precautions?

Rose Quartz emanates very gentle energies. It does not overwhelm or overpower the senses. If your pet chews on inappropriate items, it may pose a choking risk. For those pets, keep any stones out of their reach.


Caring For Rose Quartz

Taking care of Rose Quartz is easy. Once a month I place in on my deck railings under the moonlight. If it becomes soiled or dusty, I rinse it under running water.

Make Rose Quartz the family favorite stone. We can all use a little “Love” in our lives. Rose Quartz can make it happen.


5 Reasons I Love Hemastop!

I am just back from the Atlanta Pet Fair, where Show Seasons debuted a new product. I was fortunate enough to product test it beforehand.


Here are my top 5 reasons for absolutely loving Hemastop.

1.It is easy to use and store. It looks like a chapstick. The active ingredients are the same, but in a waxy base. You can dab it directly on or scrape off a tiny amount and put it on the bleeding nail.

2. It does not clump or turn rock hard. I will no longer have to smack against my table top trying to loosen up a couple of grains.

3. It does not spill. I will not have to toss out half a jar because the pet kicked it or I knocked it off my table.

4. It will not damage equipment or stain the table because it does NOT spill. 

And the best reason of all.....

5. It does not sting!!!!! I know this for a fact because I used it by accident on my chapped lips.

I was very glad I pre-ordered Hemastop and it was ready for pick up at the show. 

Contact Janet at Show Seasons for more information.